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Film Screening: Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria

Monday, June 19

7pm
Free; Registration Required 
Includes a talk back with filmmakers Larry Confino and Lawrence Russo and a light reception

Presented in partnership with the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center

To register please call HAMEC at: 215.464.4701 or send an e-mail to: shelley@hamec.org 

Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria is a moving documentary that illuminates the lives of a Sephardic community in Greece whose story speaks for all people who have been decimated by war and discrimination. The story is set in the beautiful, idyllic city of Kastoria where Jews and Christians lived in harmony for over two millennia. In October of 1940 it would all be destroyed after the invasion of Greece by Axis forces. Initially occupied by Italy, the Jewish community remained safe. After Mussolini fell from power the Nazis took control of the town, dooming the community that had existed since the times of the Roman Empire. 

The film uses never before seen archival footage, vibrantly bringing to life just one of the many Jewish communities that had existed in Greece before the end of World War II. "Trezoros" (Ladino/Judeo-Spanish term of endearment meaning "Treasures") is a highly emotional story told by it's survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tzur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, Los Angeles and New York.


Event type:Films & Filmmakers, Lectures & Discussions, NMAJH in the Community
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